You can’t get off to a much more auspicious start to your Major League career than Dillon Gee did tonight. In his debut, Gee held the Washington Nationals hitless through the first five innings. Though the baseball gods and the bat of Willie Harris would not allow Dillon to flirt with history beyond out number fifteen, he nonetheless posted one of the best debuts in recent memory.

The most impressive aspect of his performance was his willingness to pitch to contact. This led to quick and easy outs, especially in the first few innings.

His control was good, his fastball had life, his breaking ball was effective, and he had Nationals hitters confused and off-balance much of the night.

He even brought the lumber…

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